The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program. The goal of this long-standing scholarship program is to invest in the future of the dairy industry by offering scholastic support to outstanding agriculture-focused students.
“As an organization focused on the future, we feel very strongly about investing in our industry’s youth,” says Jack Banker, calf and heifer raiser and current DCHA president. “Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders and we are pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to the DCHA membership this year to help shape our industry’s leaders.”
The annual DCHA scholarship is awarded to a student currently enrolled in agriculture-related field at an accredited college or university. Applicants must have completed at least one year of post-high school education. A person may receive the scholarship only once, and must meet the following requirements for consideration.
To apply for the scholarship, applicants must:
Be a member of DCHA, or the son, daughter or legal dependent of a DCHA member
Have completed at least one year of post-high school education
Be attending an accredited college or university
Be enrolled in a field of agriculture (e.g., food science, horticulture, animal/veterinary science, agricultural technical course, ag communications, etc.) or in a course of study with relevance to agriculture
To download a copy of the application, go to: http://bit.ly/DCHAScholarship_2014
Applications must be postmarked by Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 and can be emailed to: email@example.com or mailed to: P.O. Box 1752, Madison, WI 53701.
The 2014 DCHA scholarship recipient will be recognized during the 2014 DCHA annual conference, themed “Be a ‘Driver’ of Change.” The conference is set for April 1-3, 2014 in Green Bay, Wis.
The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (www.calfandheifer.org) was founded in 1996 based on the mission to help dairy producers, calf managers and those professionally focused on the growth and management of dairy calves and heifers. With a national membership of producers, allied industries and research leaders, DCHA seeks to provide the industry’s standards for profitability, performance and leadership, serving as a catalyst to help members improve the vitality and viability of their individual efforts and that of their business.